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Neurons in 'face recognition center' respond differently in autistic brain

Certain neurons in the brain?s ?face-recognition center? perform differently in patients who have autism. In what are believed to be the first studies of their kind, researchers recording the real-time firing of individual nerve cells in the brain found that a specific type of neuron in a structure called the amygdala performed differently in people who suffer from autism spectrum disorder than in those who do not.
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